barely able (to do sth)
This page is about the collocation barely able (to do sth)
collocation pattern: adverb + adjective
only just able to do something
- It was so dark I was barely able to see.
- By the end of their drinking session, they were barely able to walk.
A similar collocation is "barely capable (of)", and related collocations include "barely visible" and "barely audible"
I was barely able to hear her. She was speaking
Contributor: Matt Errey